This fun page came from a book titled What will I be from A to Z copyright 1959. It is a book depicting a different career for each letter of the alphabet. Even though it was published by the National Dairy Council, this is the only page that makes reference to the dairy industry other than an ice cream maker for the letter "I". Some others included are quarterback, rocket builder, soldier, United States Congressman, violinist, and weatherman. The colors and every drawing is just as cute as this one.
I was curious to know if milk is delivered to homes anymore and it is! My google search came upon Smith Brothers Farms in Kent, Washington that delivers organic hormone-free milk and other dairy products like cheese, butter, yogurt, and cottage cheese... plus eggs to homes in the Seattle area. Even though the milk isn't delivered in glass jars as in former years, it arrives once a week in "paperboard" containers. Digging deeper I uncovered home milk delivery companies in Minnesota... New Prague, Hastings, Babbitt, and in the Twin Cities. I'm sure there are more. Although there is no home milk delivery in the Brainerd Area, I do purchase my milk from a local dairy in old-fashioned glass bottles through my food co-op. My nostalgic side tends to hang on to such things from the past... glass milk bottles, outdoor clotheslines, old-fashioned letter writing, a mailbox on a dirt country road, a whistling teapot, aprons, a well-worn domed metal lunch pail holding a waxpaper/parchment paper-wrapped sandwich alongside a mason jar filled with lemonade or homemade ginger water. Oh, yea... those are the things that bring a smile.
April 13, 2009
Today's mileage: 2-mile walk
Total mileage for April: 52.25 miles
Bible reading? Yes.